Clemson commit Cade Klubnik has won the 2021 Elite 11 MVP, after finishing third on the first day, first on the second, and second on the third day. He showcased poise through everything thrown his way. Klubnik was strong throwing on the run, despite running not being a forte of his. His accuracy was jaw-dropping – his ball placement and velocity were on point. He completed passes to all levels of the field and showed elite touch with the deep passes.
Clemson commit @CadeKlubnikQB is having an awesome week at the Elite 11 Finals, showing off pinpoint accuracy and making a ton of wow throws in last night's Pro Day simulation (stick around for George Whitfield's incredible reaction at the end)— Marc Whiteman (@MarcWYFFNews4) July 2, 2021
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Klubnik has the top spot in the Pro Day Circuit and was second in the Accuracy Gauntlet, narrowly edged out by Texas commit Maalik Murphy. He spoke with SI All-American after being named MVP and said, “I’m just so excited, it was exactly how I dreamed (of) the week going. Coach (Jordan) Palmer, I’ve probably learned more in the past three or four days than I’ve learned in a long time.”
Our very own Chris Moxley had this to say about Klubnik before the event:
Cade Klubnik is a 2022 Clemson commit who plays in the highest division (AAAAAA) football for Westlake HS in Texas. Klubnik brings functional athleticism and excellent accuracy (69.4% completion percentage for his career). As 247 Composite’s QB6 (65th nationally), Klubnik is likely the next man up at Clemson after DJ Uiagalelei and represents C2C upside for that reason alone. However, long-term Klubnik seems to lack elite traits to take the next step into the elite tier. His arm strength leaves much to be desired, and his accuracy stems from completing short and intermediate throws. I’ll be paying close attention to Klubnik at the Elite 11 to see the velocity on his throws, his arm strength, and the ability to hit players in-stride deep.
Klubnik answered those questions in the Elite 11 format and should take strides to keep improving his game in 2021. Stay tuned to Campus2Canton, and we will have much information about all the 2022 QBs in the near future!